As Cancer Deaths Fall, Malignant-Melanoma Rates Climb (Op-Ed)

live science logoDr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, contributed this article to LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

The American Cancer Society reports that death rates for many cancers in the United States have fallen — but that’s not the case for melanoma. In fact, the numbers are only getting worse: One person dies from malignant melanoma every hour in the U.S.

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Shape Magazine – LED Devices

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Calling all gadget girls! Home light-emitting diode devices emit low, painless levels of energy to treat wrinkles and dark spots from the comfort of your couch. Just don’t expect miracles, says Doris Day, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center in NYC. “You won’t look like you’ve had a face-lift, but they can improve signs of aging over time,” she says. They really shine, she adds, when they’re used in conjunction with in-office treatments. Try Tanda Luxe Skin Rejuvenation Photofacial Device ($195; Sephora.com), which uses red light to impart radiance and firm and smooth skin.

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